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pc can't log into windows xp - says 'fr' for french - strange characters when typing

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I have a dell gx620 optiplex, with a fresh installation of windows xp sp3 on it, and I cannot get it to log into the domain.  The login screen has a blue fr on it, on the bottom right portion of the login box with the username and password fields.  When I try to type in the user name and password, the characters that come out, are not the ones I typed.  I left the classroom for a while, during the windows xp sp3 install, and I think a student may have selected french as a language.  I tried to go through the control panel to switch everything back to US english, but I still cannot get the login screen to correct itself.  Please help!  Thank you!
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